U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns

By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President

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Zulu takes center stage at Carnival festivities

The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a historically Black carnival krewe that dates back to the early days of the 20th century when segregation

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St. Aug. Purple Knight members of the marching band class of 1967 reunite at the Rex Den on Feb. 21, 2017 after their band was the first African American band to march in a Rex parade 50 years ago. They will parade on The Calliope as part of the Krewe of Rex on Mardi Gras day 2017.
Rex and Marching 100 alum commemorates historic parade 50 years ago
By Kevin Foster Contributing Writer The Rex Den on South Claiborne Avenue filled with nostalgic laughter the morning of February 21 with Purple Knight alumni from St. Augustine ...
Louisiana’s crab bans spurred by changes in climate and habitat
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana’s blue crab population is on the decline, pummeled by environmental and man-made threats. Increased trapping, less rainfall, no recent hurricanes, wetlands loss, predators, oil spills, ...
Deferred NPS repair backlog endangers Black history sites
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As Black History Month comes to a close, one of the key national park sites of African-American history here in Louisiana stands in danger of falling ...
State troopers under fire after extravagant road trip
Four state troopers are getting more than they bargained for after making stops at the Grand Canyon and in Las Vegas during a work-related trip from Baton Rouge to San ...
Single route keeps parades running smoothly
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The West Bank of New Orleans is no longer a hotspot for Mardi Gras parade-watching. Many folks erroneously blame city government, which moved all the West ...
Judge bans release of evidence in Joe McKnight case
Ronald Gasser, the motorist charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight, was in court Thursday for a hearing on evidence in the case.
New video game highlights N.O crime problem
With a rising murder rate, a spike in gun violence and several high-profile shootings on Bourbon Street in recent years, the last thing the City of New Orleans needs is ...
In Style: Seventy years of salon service
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Some family businesses fizzle prematurely, never reaching the next generation. For Antoinette Edinburg Williams, who has owned and operated Edinburg Williams Salon for more than 70 ...

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